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Tennessee House passes guns in parks bill

March 30th, 2015 8:05 pm by Associated Press

NASHVILLE - The House has passed a bill to strip city and county governments of the power to ban guns in parks, playgrounds and sports fields.

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Church van crashes into canal, killing 8 and injuring 10

Church van crashes into canal, killing 8 and injuring 10

March 30th, 2015 9:00 pm by KYLE HIGHTOWER, Associated Press; MATT SEDENSKY, Associated Press

The congregants of a close-knit Haitian church gathered Monday around Nicolas Alexis, hoping to learn what happened to 18 friends and loved ones who had been expected to return that morning from a late Palm Sunday service.

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NSA: 1 dead after car rams police vehicle at Fort Meade

NSA: 1 dead after car rams police vehicle at Fort Meade

March 30th, 2015 3:08 pm by MEREDITH SOMERS, Associated Press; LOLITA C. BALDOR, Associated Press

Officers opened fire after two men dressed as women refused to stop Monday at the National Security Agency gate at Fort Meade and then smashed into a police vehicle blocking the road, officials said. One of the men died

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Coalition to hold rally in support of Insure Tennessee

Coalition to hold rally in support of Insure Tennessee

March 30th, 2015 8:30 am by Associated Press

A coalition supporting Republican Gov. Bill Haslam's proposal to extend health coverage to 280,000 low-income Tennesseans is planning a rally at the state Capitol on Monday.

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Iran says US drone kills 2 advisers in Iraq; US denies claim

Iran says US drone kills 2 advisers in Iraq; US denies claim

March 30th, 2015 8:15 am by VIVIAN SALAMA, Associated Press; NASSER KARIMI, Associated Press

Iran's Revolutionary Guard says a U.S. drone strike has killed two of its advisers in Iraq, though the U.S. said Monday it has only struck militants in its campaign against the Islamic State group.

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2 killed in small-plane crash near Pa. airport

2 killed in small-plane crash near Pa. airport

March 29th, 2015 3:42 pm by Associated Press

A small plane crashed near a southeastern Pennsylvania airport Sunday afternoon, leaving two people dead, authorities said

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Library of Congress acquires rare trove of Civil War images

March 29th, 2015 2:48 pm by BRETT ZONGKER, Associated Press

The Library of Congress on Friday acquired more than 500 rare Civil War images from a Houston housewife who quietly collected for 50 years.

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Internet outages reveal gaps in U.S. broadband infrastructure

Internet outages reveal gaps in U.S. broadband infrastructure

March 28th, 2015 4:00 pm by FELICIA FONSECA, Associated Press; DAVID A. LIEB, Associated Press

Despite its own warnings about such vulnerabilities two decades ago, the federal government has taken no steps to require Internet companies to have backup systems.

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Nation's biggest nuclear firm makes a play for green money

Nation's biggest nuclear firm makes a play for green money

March 28th, 2015 2:13 pm by RAY HENRY, Associated Press

The biggest player in the beleaguered nuclear power industry wants a place alongside solar, wind and hydroelectric power collecting extra money for producing carbon-free electricity.

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Search continues for missing after apparent NYC gas blast

Search continues for missing after apparent NYC gas blast

March 28th, 2015 1:40 pm by Associated Press

An apparent gas line explosion leveled three Manhattan apartment buildings Thursday. Investigators continue to piece together what exactly caused the blast that injured 22.

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Harry Reid announces retirement, endorses Schumer as next Senate Democratic leader

Harry Reid announces retirement, endorses Schumer as next Senate Democratic leader

March 27th, 2015 8:00 pm by By Michael A. Memoli, Mark Z. Barabak and Lisa Mascaro, Tribune Washington Bureau (TNS)

Sen. Harry Reid of Nevada, a tenacious deal-maker who has been the top Democrat in the Senate for the past decade, said Friday he will not run for re-election in 2016.

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